Visited on a warm early evening expecting a very full pub, but found only moderately populated, so we were easily able to get a seating area for all seven members of our party.
Ale selection was well kept, and delicious - on pump this evening were only wadworth beers (6x, george and dragon, swordfish, horizon, bishops tipple, henry ipa, red white and brew), although on my last visit in April they had Adnam's Ghost Ship as guest.
Food was served in a reasonable time, and wasn't overly expensive (although looking at the specials board, this could have been very different - some of the specials were very very expensive!). Food ordered included steak and ale pie, fish and chips, burger, and ploughmans - everyone enjoyed the food, and agreed it was tasty and well presented.
I knocked my head against a cushioned beam, which was a bit of a surprise, but it seems the old english must have all been dwarves :P - I'm grateful for the buffers against head injury. we were all fascinated by the preserved machinery and sluice.
After the meal we took our drinks outside to enjoy what was left of the warm evening, and the setting was very relaxing. We didn't stay for further drinks as we noticed midges arriving to feast on us. Other than this last issue (that's not really anyone's fault) we had a great time.
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